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    In the week since he reached a deal with Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer on the “Inflation Reduction Act,” Sen. Joe Manchin has been everywhere promoting it. One of the West Virginia Democrat’s top selling points is the promise to speed up permitting for U.S. energy production. It’s a worthwhile idea. Stifling domestic production to send a message to the world about climate change has ...

      On Tuesday hundreds of Waco residents showed up at the Convention Center to attend the city council meeting. Though a “Grace Act” that would effectively decriminalize abortion in Waco was not on the council’s agenda, opponents and supporters of the proposal by District 4 Council Member Kelly…

        This month, more than 47 million children will enter public education buildings across the country for the start of a new year. Although many aspects of this school year will be new for our children — new teachers, new classmates, new curricula — the fundamental structure of public education…

        Chinese rhetoric over Taiwan is getting more strident all the time. It’s hard to believe the Chinese will go beyond the kind of big talk we’ve been hearing since Chiang Kai-shek fled there with his defeated forces before the victory of Mao’s Red Army on the mainland in 1949, but the shrill n…

        With so much attention fixed on soaring prices for gasoline and groceries, one can almost overlook the fact that we’re also enduring an affordable housing crisis. The question is, why? Spanning the pandemic era from February 2020 through May 2022, home prices soared 43.5%. Over the past 12 months, home prices are up 19.7%, while residential property prices in the United States, adjusted for ...

        The Texas economy has been setting the standard for economic growth, leading the country in major new corporate locations for the past 10 straight years. The population is also diverse and growing, which is not the case in many parts of the country. We’re also seeing the continued emergence …

        What do you even write when the most powerful lobbying force in your state not only loses a pivotal election, but gets their heads handed to them? The immediate reaction is shock. The secondary reaction is that something may be changing; that we could be seeing a generational shift where the pressure politics of the past don’t work anymore. In January, when more than two-thirds of our state ...

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        The founders of a new political party, “Forward,” acknowledge that third parties usually fail. They say that previous third-party efforts flopped “either because they were ideologically too narrow or the population was uninterested.” Theirs will succeed, they reason, because polls show that Americans are eager for an alternative to the two dominant parties and theirs will be broad-based and ...

        The climate crisis has encircled and ravaged the globe in 2022, with land and ocean heat waves, drought, crop damage, wildfire, floods, famine and death. The city of Waco has been scorched, with nearly 50 days of 100-degree or above temperatures. The persistent drought in McLennan County has…

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